ABC 7's 23-year tradition continues with a new twist this year as Windy City LIVE joins the party! COUNTDOWN CHICAGO 2014 is the ultimate front row seat to the hottest parties, music, comedy and spectacular fireworks in and around Chicago.
It's New Year's Eve Chicago style--Tuesday, December 31st from11:08 pm-12:15 am on ABC 7--the only LIVE, local New Year's Eve show in Chicago.
ABC 7's Ryan Chiaverini, Janet Davies, Mark Giangreco, Hosea Sanders, Val Warner, and Ji Suk Yi will serve as the night's co-hosts.
Expect the unexpected this year, but don't miss a great local tradition that kicks off with a magical night at Chicago's elegant and historic Palmer House Hotel, a dance party at the South Side Parkway Ballroom, and a country/western good time at Toby Keith's Restaurant and Bar inside Rosemont's MB Financial Park Entertainment Complex.
Not to be missed are performances by Chicago Blues great Wayne Baker Brooks and American Idol's Nick Lynch; a year-end comedy review from Zanies Comedy Club's own Pat McGann; New Year's resolutions from a kid's perspective in a fun exchange with WGCI's Tony Sculfield; and Ryan Chiaverini skating on thin ice when he shows off some of his favorite hockey moves at one of the coolest rinks around.
Throughout the night, COUNTDOWN CHICAGO will "get this party started" by bringing viewers along to the hottest parties in Chicago. Davies, Giangreco and team will count down the New Year just as a spectacular fireworks display from Chicago's Navy Pier explodes to usher in 2014.
ABC 7's COUNTDOWN CHICAGO 2014 is a TV tradition and an annual favorite among viewers, consistently ranking as Chicago's #1 program in the time period.